Skip to main content
Advancing justice and opportunity
Menu ≡

Off to a Great Start


Low-income families need and deserve support for the demanding and important job of parenting infants and toddlers.

Almost 45 percent of families with children under age 3 are experiencing material hardship, with incomes below twice the federal poverty level. Because children of color are more likely to be poor, the harmful effects of poverty disproportionately impact their early learning and may diminish their opportunity from the very start.

The family resource and support programs outlined in this paper are designed to help families overcome these struggles and buffer the adverse impacts of poverty on children's development by offering families skills and resources to provide a stable, nurturing environment.

Download this
↑ Go up to the top.